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September 2015 Archives

Chain reaction car crash on I-75 results in at least 5 injuries

Massive chain reaction accidents are not unheard of in Tennessee and nationwide. In some cases, an initial rear-end collision can bring about a long chain of additional crashes. Furthermore, when a car crash occurs on a highway, motorists do not always use the kind of due care that is required. They may miss the occurrence and plow directly into it before they have perceived what has happened.

Jogger, victim of car crash, dies in hospital from injuries

It may be a close call to decide whether being blinded unexpectedly by the sun while driving can be considered the driver's negligence if a serious accident results from that blindness. The answer may depend on the detailed second-by-second scenario of what occurred. In most instances of sun-blindness, however, a car crash with another car or A collision with a pedestrian will be considered to be negligence. Under basic common sense rules in Tennessee and elsewhere, it is generally up to the driver to use the sun visor, put on sun glasses and, where necessary, to slow down and pull over.  

Boating accidents a significant source of fatalities statewide

Tennessee has had 16 fatalities so far this year in boating accidents. That is why boaters on the Tennessee River are being stopped and checked by sheriff's deputies and state wildlife officers. The state is committed to keeping down the number of boating accidents by enforcing the various well-known safety procedures and regulations that are critical to safety.

Car crash: Motorist crosses median and hits oncoming car head-on

A recent auto accident in Tennessee claimed two lives in a crossover incident which remains unexplained pending further investigation. A 27-year-old woman from Murfreesboro was heading east on State Route 840 West in Rutherford County when she lost control of her vehicle, crossed the median and crashed head-on into another car. The woman reportedly was ejected from her vehicle and hit by a Ford Ranger in this deadly multi-vehicle car crash.

Motorcyclist in crash with car, severe personal injury reported

All motorists should know how to effectively keep a lookout for approaching motorcycles on the roadway. Typically, automobile drivers find it difficult to notice an approaching motorcycle. Extra vigil is necessary to assure that one does not cause an accident through the inadvertent neglect of oncoming motorcycles.  This is even more pressing in a state like Tennessee where motorcycle clubs and social biking are very popular pastimes. Furthermore, if a biker is injured by a negligent driver, the biker is legally entitled to collect the full range of damages for personal injury just as any other victim of a motor vehicle accident .

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